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Business and Occupation Tax workshop set for business owners, June 20

KENT, Wash. – May 24, 2013 – The city of Kent, in partnership with the Kent Chamber of Commerce and Kent Downtown Partnership, will host a free training workshop on the city’s new Business and Occupation Tax (B&O). 


The workshop will be held Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the city of Kent Centennial Building, Suites 105 and 107, located at 400 West Gowe Street. 


According to city auditor Robert Goehring, the workshop is designed to help businesses understand the city’s B&O tax reporting responsibilities. 


“Participants will learn about B&O tax reporting classifications, exemptions and deductions, gross receipts and square footage tax and how to file online,” said Goehring.  “Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about taxes that apply to specific businesses.” 


To register, visit KentChamber.com. For more information, call 253-856-6266. 



Michelle Wilmot, Community & Public Affairs